is a practicing structural engineer with over twelve years of experience in the design, evaluation, and repair of building structures. He is a Principal and the corporate Director of Sustainable Design for Walter P Moore, a 450-person structural engineering firm with nationwide offices and a worldwide portfolio. Dirk is a licensed professional engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.

Dirk was the founding chairman of the Sustainability Committee for The Structural Engineering Institute, an organization which represents over twelve thousand structural engineers nationwide. He also served as an editor and coordinator of the committee's book Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer. He is participating in the LEED v4 Beta of Capitol Tower, a 35-story office tower under construction in downtown Houston that is LEED v4 Core & Shell Platinum Pre-Certified. He received a BS from Cornell University and a MSE from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the USGBC Central Texas Chapter.